Below, you will find many ideas, designs, and styles that I came across in my research. scrawled in soft script on your shoulder blade or a full back piece with first name, middle name, last name, date of birth, date of death, and an accompanying quote and meaningful image, this type of memorial tattoo will always be popular.
When you lose someone you love, you feel like your heart is breaking.
Even after time has passed and the wound begins to heal, you still feel like a chunk of your heart is missing, like there's a hole that can never be filled.
One variation of the standard heart tattoo is the winged heart.
It combines, I suppose, the elements of love and angels (or heaven).
Depending on your pesonal religious beliefs, a tattoo of this type can represent the idea that your loved one has now earned her wings and is with the other angels, watching over you from the other side.
When I lost a very dear friend at the shockingly young age of twenty-six, I started thinking about getting a tattoo to honor her memory.
Just after her funeral, I came across a sheet of loose leaf paper stuffed absentmindedly in a random notebook.
It must have been from the summer we were fifteen, vacationing with her family in North Carolina.It was a page she had copied down from the 1970s bestseller ." I thought how great it would be to replicate that in tattoo form, though I never ended up doing it.Then, after my grandmother died from breast cancer, I found a journal she began when she was first diagnosed.There are only a handful of entries: The last one, dated about a month before her liver started failing and she lost her ability to write, says: "" Two years after she passed, I got that quote tattooed on my forearm, in her handwriting.Having a tattoo in her handwriting may not make sense or have meaning to anyone except me, but I hold it extremely close to my heart.There are a lot of ways to design a memorial tattoo.